Skip Hire Midlothian.

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Call us for all types of skip hire

Mini skips to container skips. We have them all!

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Guide to skip sizes:

4 yard skip Capacity: 40 standard black bin bags (approx.) Size (metric): 1.8m long x 1.3m wide x 1m high (approx.) Size (imperial): 5ft 11in long x 4ft 3in wide x 3ft 3in high (approx.) The smallest skip in our range, the 4 yard (generally known as a mini skip or midi skip) is a compact size suited to smaller jobs only. Common uses include: small building works (e.g. repairs, bathroom renovations), clearing out cupboards or wardrobes & gardening (e.g. waste from hedge trimming or tree pruning).

Skip Hire Midlothian’s hire rates include:

Delivery, set hire period (7 days maximum), collection & licensed waste management

8 yard skip Capacity: 65-80 standard black bin bags (approx.) Size (metric): 3.1m long x 1.9m wide x 1.6m high (approx.) Size (imperial): 10ft 2in long x 6ft 3in wide x 5ft 3in high (approx.)

Generally known as a “standard builders skip”, the 8 yard skip is the most widely-hired size. In spite of the name, it’s not just for builders as its footprint & capacity make it equally popular with private hirers for household jobs such as flat & (smaller) house clearances, shed or garage clear-outs. Landscapers & builders use this size for works where earth, soil or other building materials require to be removed.

Skip Hire Midlothian’s hire rates include:

Delivery, set hire period (7 days maximum), collection & licensed waste management

8 yard skip

14 yard skip

Capacity: 115-135 standard black bin bags (approx.)

Size (metric): 4m long x 1.9m wide x 2m high (approx.)

Size (imperial): 13ft 2in long x 6ft 3in wide x 6ft 7in high (approx.)

When an 8 yard is just not enough, our 14 yard skip offers a useful increase in waste capacity for only a slight increase in footprint. These factors make it ideally suited to uses such as larger domestic house clearances and for medium-sized commercial office clearances, small warehouse clear-outs and shop refits which typically involve the disposal of awkwardly-shaped, oversized  waste including lengths of timber, metal, plastic & packaging

Skip Hire Midlothian’s hire rates include:

Delivery, set hire period (7 days maximum), collection & licensed waste management

14 yard skip

20 yard skip

Capacity: 200-220 standard black bin bags (approx.)

Size (metric): 7m long x 2.5m wide x 1.9m high (approx.)

Size (imperial): 23ft long x 8ft 3in wide x 6ft 3in high (approx.)


Public sector institutions & commercial businesses also regularly require larger container skips (in 20 & 40 yard sizes). These are of a different design to the smaller chain skips and as such permit easier loading & are not lifted but slid (from the back of the lorry) into position on site. A 20 yard container skip’s common uses include: larger commercial site work such as refurbishment or clearance of commercial/industrial premises (such as offices, warehouses, colleges & larger retail units) & sites where continuous amounts of waste are being produced & regular removal is required (such as care homes).

Skip Hire Midlothian’s hire rates include:

Delivery, set hire period (7 days maximum), collection & licensed waste management

14 yard skip

Guide to hiring a skip

How do I hire a skip? Here's the process:

You call us
We prefer to quote over the phone so we can accurately establish what you need & give you the right price. During your call we’ll discuss your needs (delivery date, what waste you have, where you are & where the skip is to be placed i.e. road/drive/yard) then our operative will give you a quote based on that. We are always happy to advise new customers if they are confused about anything. If our quote is satisfactory we can take a convenient debit/credit card payment & book your hire right away.
Your skip is delivered

On the reserved delivery date, a skip of the ordered size will be collected from the depot by a member of Skip Hire Midlothian (SHM)’s drivers & driven to your given delivery address. Once there it will either be lifted or slid into the space reserved for it on site (it is your responsibility to ensure that there is clear access to this space). You then have it on site for up to 7 days (typical hire) to fill with your waste.

Your skip is collected
When you are finished with your skip, rather than just wait till the end of the hire period, call to let us know that it is ready to go. This means that you can get the skip off your property faster as it allows us to schedule in a collection with our driving team. SHM endeavours to uplift off-hired skips as promptly as possible (subject to workload). Once collected, your waste will be recycled (as far as possible) & any balance disposed of in the correct, legal manner.
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Skip Hire Midlothian. The best choice for you:

  • Cheap skip hire in Midlothian
  • We hire to all – private, trade & public sector
  • All skip sizes supplied – 4 yard mini – 40 yard container
  • Wait and load skip hire available
  • Fast skip hire in Midlothian
  • Access to hundreds of skips
  • Prompt collection of full skips
In addition, Skip Hire Midlothian has the right team of people to provide you with the waste management service that you need. The managers & staff here have acquired decades of experience working in the Scottish waste industry which means that when you call us you will receive expert advice, an appropriate solution to your problem & can be reassured that your waste will be dealt with correctly according to Scottish legislation. Our years in the skip hire sector make us fully aware of what customers need when hiring a skip so we have deployed this expertise to ensure that the services SHM offers can meet those needs.

Skip hire to private, trade & public sector clients

Domestic skip hire

Private customers (householders) find that hiring a skip from SHM is the easiest, fastest & most efficient ways to clear out their homes, garages, gardens & sheds. Why waste your time making multiple trips to busy council tips & soiling the interior of your car?

Construction skip hire

SHM is well-equipped to manage the waste produced by all sectors of the building trade (e.g. landscaping, extensions, general building, kitchen & bathroom fitting). We can handle building material waste (except asbestos) including “heavy” waste such as soil, rubble & stone.

Commercial skip hire

SHM is pleased to offer standard & bespoke skip hire waste management services to all sizes of commercial business & charitable/voluntary/public sector institution. We work across a wide range of sectors (including care, health, education, retail, wholesale) so whatever you need we can offer a waste collection service to suit.
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Skip hire help & advice

At Skip Hire Midlothian we understand that customers’ requirements for skip hire can vary considerably depending on the job being undertaken which is why we have tried to cover many of the most common questions we are asked in the frequently-asked questions (FAQ) section (below) but we are also happy to advise on any other aspects of hiring a skip or discuss any special requirements you may have over the phone e.g. longer-term hires, multiple skip hires, wait and load services, waste removal. We’re always happy to help new and existing customers so give us a call today.

Midlothian waste management service

When potential customers call SHM many of them have wasted their valuable time phoning many companies in pursuit of the lowest possible price. As with purchasing other services however, the very cheapest option is rarely ever the best choice.

“Cheap & nasty” operators may quote hire rates suspiciously lower than the vast majority of the competition but customers should ask themselves how they are able to do so. As the saying goes, “If something appears to be good to be true then it usually is”. Suspiciously low prices usually equate to very poor service. A seemingly cheap skip quickly becomes very expensive when it fails to tun up when you have hired labour or booked time off. A seemingly cheap skip that is not collected & sits on your (or a client’s) drive for months quickly becomes a major headache. Don’t take the risk!

At SHM we acknowledge the importance of offering our customers competitive prices so we strive to keep our rates keen but our primary emphasis is on providing a high standard of service so that customers know that when they pick up the phone to us, SHM can be relied upon to deliver what they promise, treat them well & handle their waste responsibly.

Call SHM for reliable skip hire that you can trust.

At some point we have all done something for the first time ever so at SHM we do not expect you to know anything about skip hire before you call us – knowing about skip hire is, after all, our job & not yours. We want our customers to feel comfortable to ask us anything they need to know.

To reassure first-time customers we have put together an FAQ page that brings together the most commonly-asked questions that clients pose. If you want to clarify some basics before you call then look over our “Guide to skip sizes” & “Guide to hiring a skip” sections above then click onto the FAQ page to look over the questions & answers there.

If you then have any outstanding questions simply give us a call. SHM is always here to help

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Skip Hire Midlothian provides:

Expert customer service

Our people have detailed knowledge of the Scottish waste industry so we give you the right advice every time.

Midlothian-wide coverage

We provide skip hire services to all corners of Midlothian. Wherever you are we can meet your waste collection needs.

Responsible waste management

We always handle your waste in the correct manner. We won't let Midlothian become a midden just to make fast buck.

Cheap skip hire in Midlothian

For the professional service that we offer, our skip hire rates are very competitive with other reputable operators.

Fast skip hire in Midlothian

We have access to a stock of hundreds of skips of all sizes which means that we can deliver to you fast & waiting times are minimised.

Range of services offered

We also offer “non-standard” hire services including wait and load skip hire (no permit required) & regular on-site skips (e.g. for care homes). Call us to discuss your needs.

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Midlothian. All about our region

  • Legendary Scottish novelist, historian (and judge) Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) famed for novels such as Ivanhoe and The Heart of Midlothian first started writing at a summer cottage in Lasswade.

  • Midlothian is home to one of very few “new” railway lines in the UK as it is served by the Borders Railway which reopened in 2015 after the original line closed in 1969.

  • Newtongrange is home to the National Mining Museum Scotland which operated as the Lady Victoria Colliery for nearly 100 years.

  • Thanks to its literary & movie fame, Rosslyn Chapel (as featured in Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code”) in the village of Roslin, has become one of Midlothian’s most-visited attractions.

  • Hillend is home to one of Scotland’s major ski-ing centres thanks to the all-year-round artificial runs that form the Midlothian Snowsports Centre.

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